Sep
19
12:00 PM12:00

Common Ground "Turf" Information Session

with Dave Fleischer, Director of The Leadership LAB in Los Angeles

Learn more about deep relational canvassing, our new strategy for:

  • Identifying local leaders and potential issues for neighborhood and city-wide campaigns

  • identifying church and local leaders who wish to act on direct service projects which can benefit local residents

  • Identifying people who may be interested in church or other neighborhood organization membership

  • Carrying out non-partisan “get out the vote” efforts around local and national elections working with residents on census participation

  • Identifying people who may be interested in Common Ground workforce development training if/when it develops


 Beverages will be provided; we recommend attendees bring a bag lunch 


To RSVP or for more information, please contact Jeannie Stranzl at jstranzl@commongroundwi.org or 414-751-0755.

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Sep
20
5:00 PM17:00

Common Ground University


Organizations interested in joining together to tackle the tough problems facing all of us and strengthening their own base at the same time should send a team of leaders to the Fall 2019 Common Ground University!

COMMON GROUND UNIVERSITY TOPICS:

Why We Organize

How To Organize

What We Do to Create Change


COMMON GROUND UNIVERSITY DESIRED OUTCOMES:

To strengthen the leadership capacity and culture of participating organizations

To teach leaders the skills necessary for successful public action

DATES AND TIMES (attendance at both sessions strongly recommended):
Session I: Friday, September 20, 5 PM - 9 PM
Session II: Saturday, September 21, 9 AM - 3 PM

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:
Friday, September 13, 2019

COST OF ATTENDANCE:
$25 per person for attendees from Common Ground member organizations
$35 per person for attendees who are not from Common Ground member organizations
Scholarships are available!

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If you would like to register for Common Ground University or if you have any other questions, please contact Jeannie Stranzl at jstranzl@commongroundwi.org or 414-751-0755.

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Sep
21
9:00 AM09:00

Common Ground University

Organizations interested in joining together to tackle the tough problems facing all of us and strengthening their own base at the same time should send a team of leaders to the Fall 2019 Common Ground University!

COMMON GROUND UNIVERSITY TOPICS:

Why We Organize

How To Organize

What We Do to Create Change


COMMON GROUND UNIVERSITY DESIRED OUTCOMES:

To strengthen the leadership capacity and culture of participating organizations

To teach leaders the skills necessary for successful public action

DATES AND TIMES (attendance at both sessions strongly recommended):
Session I: Friday, September 20, 5 PM - 9 PM
Session II: Saturday, September 21, 9 AM - 3 PM

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:
Friday, September 13, 2019

COST OF ATTENDANCE:
$25 per person for attendees from Common Ground member organizations
$35 per person for attendees who are not from Common Ground member organizations
Scholarships are available!

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If you would like to register for Common Ground University or if you have any other questions, please contact Jeannie Stranzl at jstranzl@commongroundwi.org or 414-751-0755.

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Sep
5
6:00 PM18:00

Core Team Summit

  • A potluck-style meal will be served for dinner starting at 5:30 PM

    • We are requesting that attendees bring 1 dish for every 3 people attending from their organization

  • The following options are available for parking: St. Mark's parking lot (as available), street parking, the metered lot on Downer and Park (north of Sendik's), or the parking garage at Downer and Belleview ($1/hr).

  • St. Mark’s is also located very close to bus stops for Routes 21, 30, 30x, and the Gold Line

  • Please join us after the Summit for drinks and appetizers at Café Hollander (across the street from St. Mark's) - this will be a great opportunity to get to know new staff and volunteers!

  • If you would like to RSVP for the Core Team Summit or if you have any other questions, please contact Jeannie Stranzl at jstranzl@commongroundwi.org or 414-751-0755

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Aug
22
6:00 PM18:00

Strengthening Congregational Finances Seminar

  • St. Mark African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Learn key elements and strategies needed to strengthen annual, capital, and endowment giving to your congregation!

Who should attend:
Staff members and Finance and Stewardship volunteer leaders at current and prospective Common Ground member congregations

If you would like to RSVP for this session or if you have any other questions, please contact Jeannie Stranzl at jstranzl@commongroundwi.org or 414-751-0755.

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Aug
22
12:00 PM12:00

Strengthening Congregational Finances Seminar


Learn key elements and strategies needed to strengthen annual, capital, and endowment giving to your congregation!

Who should attend:
Staff members and Finance and Stewardship volunteer leaders at current and prospective Common Ground member congregations

If you would like to RSVP for this session or if you have any other questions, please contact Jeannie Stranzl at jstranzl@commongroundwi.org or 414-751-0755.

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May
11
9:00 AM09:00

Building Parish Engagement and Leadership on a Relational Model

With Pastor Jim Honig

Please RSVP if you plan on attending. Gwen.Mosier@commongroundwi.org or 414-751-0755

Jim Honig is a Lutheran pastor with over 30 years of parish experience, having served congregations in Missouri, Florida, the Chicago suburbs, and now in Door County, Wisconsin. While in Illinois, Jim was an active leader with DuPage United, an IAF organization of institutions working together at the local level to create new capacity for leadership development, citizen-led action and relationships across the lines that often divide our communities. In addition to serving as a leader and trainer in congregation based organizing, Jim has facilitated planning retreats for congregations and non-profit organizations. He is passionate about empowering congregations to engage the mission to which God has called them. He holds a Certificate in Community Organizing and Congregational Development from Johnson C. Smith Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia.

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May
9
6:00 PM18:00

MPS School Board Meeting: Action!

On May 9th we will attend the MPS School Board budget meeting to show our support for including $75,000 in the 2019-2020 facilities budget for the design and bid phase of the Washington field renovation. 

LOCATION: MPS District Offices, 5225 W Vliet St., Milwaukee

BACKGROUND:

Washington High School’s outdoor athletic space is in desperate need of updates. The students and the ShermanPark residents deserve a great place to meet, compete, exercise, and play. We’ve got a plan and we are working with students, staff, and residents to make it happen. With $1.3 million we will be able to put in an artificial turf field, rubberized track, and basketball courts. Common Ground is committed to leveraging the necessary public and private funds. Let’s make sure $75,000 for the next phase of Washington’s field renovation is included in the 2019-2020 MPS facilities budget.

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